9 June 2014 Speakers: Prof. Paul Atkinson & Prof. Judith Okely
This is the first in a series of events being held to celebrate 40 years of Ethnography at Cardiff Programme 2.00 Professor Paul Atkinson, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Introduction. Writing Ethnography 2.45 Professor Judith Okely, Emeritus Hull University. Associate, School of Anthropology, Oxford University. Becoming an Ethnographer: from Robotic Questionnaires to Participant Observation Judith Okely traces, through direct experience, contrasts between questionnaires set by distanced managers and direct participation. The presentation confronts research employment in Cowley, Oxford through fieldwork as ‘wife’ in Western Ireland, to living on English Gypsy camps and hand milking cows in Normandy. Her book Anthropological Practice: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Method (2012) explores commonalities and contrasts in fieldwork around the globe by anthropologists of 16 nationalities. 3.45 Tea This event is free and open to all but is ticketed so please follow the link to the webpages to register for your place.